Thursday, 22 October 2009

Let’s See Where This Goes, Shall We?

Southampton Magistrates' Court was told that Eve Ritchie-Fallon confronted the 15-year-old student as he stood smoking with friends in the grounds of the Forest Education Centre, Dibden Purlieu, Hampshire.

The court heard that an angry exchange followed during which the 57-year-old allegedly ripped a pair of earmuffs from his head and slapped him around the face.
Well, she can always claim to be Muslim
The teenager, who had previously suffered a broken jaw, said that the alleged assault caused his face to throb and he attended hospital three days later to have it checked.

He said: 'I couldn't eat properly without it getting worse.'
Diddums!
The boy's mother told the court that her son suffered from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and was capable of becoming verbally aggressive although less likely to become violent as he grew older.
Really..?
Ritchie-Fallon, of Long Close, Pennington, Hants, denies a charge of assault by beating on November 21, 2008.

She claims the assault did not happen and that the student had ignored her when she asked him to put out the cigarette.

She claims he pretended to not hear her because of the earmuffs he was wearing which she says she removed in a non-aggressive manner.
I’ll be watching this one with interest…

5 comments:

Von Spreuth. said...

denies a charge of assault by beating

BEATING????

What the FUCK????

Yet another example of why Britain are incapable of beating any one armed with more than a wet news paper in Afghanistan, and had to pull out of Iraq, tail between legs.

A BEATING involves broken bones, dentures for the rest of your life, maybe loosing the sight in one or both eyes from having met Dr Martin, and at least a FEW broken bones.

BEATING???

MY FUCKING ARSE!!

TheBigYin said...

"I’ll be watching this one with interest…"

So shall I Julia. I don't know whether to laugh or cry about this one.

Rab C. Nesbitt said...

The teacher is screwed. The 'victim' has a label/condition excusing his behaviour.

ADHD my fecking arse. If I was a doctor and a parent brought a child to see me thinking it had ADHD I would prescribe the following-

A kick up the arse three times a day or when required.

Angry Exile said...

Ah, but Rab, what about the anti smoking angle? She could cough slightly and mention secondary smoking and her work environment, blahblahblah. Depends where smoking and ADHD rank on the victim scale.

JuliaM said...

"A BEATING involves broken bones, dentures for the rest of your life, maybe loosing the sight in one or both eyes from having met Dr Martin..."

It certainly never meant a single slap, outside of a 'Bunty' comic...

"I don't know whether to laugh or cry about this one."

I always choose to laugh.. ;)

"If I was a doctor and a parent brought a child to see me thinking it had ADHD I would prescribe the following-

A kick up the arse three times a day or when required."


While I'm sure some cases are inded real, I think ADHD has become (like disk..dikles..dyklexia?) before it, just another convenient 'no responsibility!' clause.

"...what about the anti smoking angle? She could cough slightly and mention secondary smoking and her work environment..."

Ooh, you may be onto something there!